[AG-TECH] video capture

Victor M. Babson, Jr. vbabson at secsg.uga.edu
Wed Oct 20 13:47:08 CDT 2004


I've successfully setup AG 2.2 on RHEL WS3.

You need to install the kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-xx package.

I have it on a webserver where you can grab it or just pull it from redhat's site:


After installing, you might have to run a 
"modprobe bttv"

then bttv should show up when you 

Let me know if I can offer any more help:)

If you get AG 2.3 loaded, please let me know about it.  I couldn't get it to work, so I moved to Debian...  I'm working out a hostname problem right now, but at least the install worked.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Patrick Johnson 
  To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 2:29 PM
  Subject: [AG-TECH] video capture

  I'm attempting to install a Hauppauge WINTV RADIO pci card (BT878 chipset) on my RedHat Enterprise Linux WS version 3.  The driver for the card is the bttv driver.  From my research about the driver it is suppose to be built into the Linux kernel.  I'm running Kernel 2.4.21-20EL-i686.  RedHat's hardware browser shows the card as a video capture card and defines the driver as bttv.  However the card is not "mapped" to a device.  I tried running 

  % xawtv -noxv

  And it returned

  Can't open /dev/video0

  I don't really now how to troubleshoot this as I'm still a novice Linux user.

  I looked under /lib/modules/<Kernel version>/Kernel/drivers and I didn't see the bttv module.  When I try to modprobe for bttv it returns an error saying it can't locate the module.

  However, when I look under /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-20.EL/drivers/media/video I do see the bttv module source.

  Do I need to rebuild the Kernel?  I don't know how to tell if the bttv driver is already there and I don't know how to rebuild the kernel either.  I apologize if this is the wrong mailing list to be asking this type of question but if it is could you direct me to where I can get help?



  Patrick Johnson

  Integrated Media Systems

  1260 N. Fee Ana

  Anaheim, CA 92807

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